Born: 20 January 1989, Gateshead (England)
Height: 6.01 ft
Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-21 Cap (2009).
Awards: Football Conference Team of the Year 2014/15.
Teams .......... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup
Leeds United ...................... Youth .0 (0)/0
Chelsea......... 07/08-11/12 Jul-07 Youth .0 (0)/0
MK Dons......... 08/09 ..... Jan-09 .Loan .0 (2)/0
Northampton Town 08/09 ..... Mar-09 .Loan .1 (0)/0
Gateshead ...... 11/12-13/14 Jan-12 .Free 59 (8)/0 (Football Conference)
Grimsby Town ... 14/15 ..... Jul-14 .Free 42 (0)/1 (Football Conference)
Hartlepool Utd.. 15/16- date Jun-15 .Free
The winner of the Sky One TV show, Football Icon, Carl Magnay's reward was a contract with Chelsea. Eligible for Northern Ireland through his grandparents, a fact alerted to the Irish FA by then Chelsea reserve team manager, Brendan Rogers, Magnay won his first Under-21 call-up in November 2008 but had to wait until the following August to make his debut away to Portugal. A former member of the Leeds United Academy, Magnay has senior experience thanks to loan spells at MK Dons and Northamption. In March 2010 he suffered a major injury during a match for Chelsea Reserves. He left Chelsea at the end of 2011 on the expiration of his contract. He then joined home-town club, Gateshead for whom he was been a regular in the Conference Premier. He was released in 2014 after another failed promotion attempt and joined Grimsby on a one year deal. With the Mariners he was part of the second tightest defence in the Conference and was named in the division's team of the year, however he was denied promotion when the play-off final was lost on penalties to Bristol Rovers. Magnay did however returned to the Football League when signed by League Two Hartlepool.
Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
11-08-2009 Portugal A L 1-2 FR
Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.
Photos courtesy of Roy Cathcart.